Mary Leontyne Price was born on Febuary 10, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi. Price was the first African American singer to achieve an international reputation in opera.
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She rose to international fame in the 1950s and 60s, and became the first black “superstar” at the once-segregated Metropolitan Opera. Today she is 93 years young. (Sources: BlackHistoryDaily.com and Britannica.com)